Following a call from federal health agencies, greater than 40 states shortly paused or advocate that suppliers pause the administration of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine after six ladies in america developed a uncommon dysfunction involving blood clots inside one to a few weeks of vaccination. Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico additionally stated they’d halt administration of that vaccine.
The states embrace: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
CVS and Walgreens, the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chains, additionally stated that they’d instantly cease Johnson & Johnson vaccinations. Each firms stated they have been emailing prospects whose appointments could be canceled and would reschedule appointments when in a position. Ceremony Support would even be quickly pausing the administration of the vaccine “out of an abundance of warning,” a spokesman stated.
Publix and Wegmans, two sizable U.S. grocery store chains, likewise introduced they’d be suspending the usage of that vaccine. Wegmans said it will cancel all appointments for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, however would proceed to supply the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech doses the place out there, and Publix said that prospects might schedule a Moderna vaccine on-line.